Specifies the media type of the resource and basically corresponds to the physical medium of the content representation. Each media type is described through a distinctive set of features. A resource may consist of parts attributed to different types of media. A tool/service may take as input/output more than one different media types.
closed controlled vocabulary
text only written medium
audio for a whole resource or part of a resource that is recorded as an audio file
video for moving image; used for multi-media corpora, with video for the moving image part
image for stillimage like photographs, drawings etc.
textNumerical for the description of sensorimotor data (e.g. biological measurements, geospatial data etc.)
textNgram for n-gram resources
~http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-2570 (different values)